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Doctor insights on: Which Is Safer Ibuprofin Or Naproxin

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1800Mg ibuprofen plus 900mg naproxen same time. Safe?

1800Mg ibuprofen plus 900mg naproxen same time. Safe?

High doses!: There is no particular interaction risk, but both doses ae quite high and suggest that you might need to work w/ your Dr (s) to find safe adequate pain mgmt strategies. You don't mention the pain issue at all - so it's impossible to know what else to suggest. Discuss it ASAP and you'l be able to optimize this situation. Best! ...Read more

Ibuprofen (Definition)

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more


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Is it safe to take Advil (ibuprofen) multiple times a day if I was prescribed 500 mgs of naproxen every 6 hours? I am worried because the bottle of Advil (ibuprofen) says no

Is it safe to take Advil (ibuprofen) multiple times a day if I was prescribed 500 mgs of naproxen every 6 hours? I am worried because the bottle of Advil (ibuprofen) says no

Advil (ibuprofen) + Naproxen: Both of these meds are considered NSAIDS which are notorious for causing GI problems (stomach bleeding), The maximum dose of Ibuprofen is 3.2 g, and Naproxen 1.5g daily. Do the math. There are other better ways of managing pain than taking same meds-NSAIDs. You need to consult with a doctor that specializes in pain for more information and medication adjustment. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to naproxen and ibuprofen is there a safe alternate for me to reduce swelling and inflamation?

I'm allergic to naproxen and ibuprofen is there a safe alternate for me to reduce swelling and inflamation?

Salsalate?: This drug is a derivative of aspirin, but does not have an effect on prostaglandin formation, and is generally safe for people with intolerance to other nsaids. It also does not hurt the stomach. Ask your doctor about it! ...Read more

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Is Aleve (naproxen) or ibuprofen safer to take if you have high blood pressure and you are on blood pressure medication?

Is Aleve (naproxen) or ibuprofen safer to take if you have high blood pressure and you are on blood pressure medication?

Both affect BP: All NSAID's, including ibuprofen and naproxen, have the potential to increase blood pressure (BP). In most people the change is small but, on occasion, a significant elevation of BP may occur. Consider monitoring your BP (call your MD staff so they can assist you in arranging for you to drop in randomly for 3-6 BP checks over the next several weeks) to see if BP is affected while on a NSAID. ...Read more

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Please explain if it is safe to mix hydrocodone, ibuprofen, and naproxen sodium or aspirin?

Please explain if it is safe to mix hydrocodone, ibuprofen, and naproxen sodium or aspirin?

Mixing meds: First check if your hydrocodone is a mix of Acetaminophen / ibuprofen. If these are not added to the hydrocodone that you were prescribed, then yes, it is safe to combine in doses that is safe. See vicodin or vicoprophen. ...Read more

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I'm currently experieincing knee pain, and my doctor has put me on 800MG or Ibuprofen, and two 220MG of Aleve (naproxen). Is it safe to take Nyquill?

I'm currently experieincing knee pain, and my doctor has put me on 800MG or Ibuprofen, and two 220MG of Aleve (naproxen). Is it safe to take Nyquill?

This is incorrect: There has been a misunderstanding here. Either 800mg ibuprofen three times daily OR 2x 220mg Alleve twice daily is ok, but these two medications are essentially the same thing and should not be taken together at max dosing. It is ok to combine ibuprofen with acetaminophen (tylenol) for pain that doesn't respond to either alone. If the NyQuil brand product has ibuprofen or naproxen in it, no. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take robaxin (methocarbamol) 500mg with ibuprofen 400mg to 800mg or with naproxen 500mg? For muscle pain and muscle spasms?

Is it safe to take robaxin (methocarbamol) 500mg with ibuprofen 400mg to 800mg or with naproxen 500mg? For muscle pain and muscle spasms?

Common: Nsaid (ibp or naprosyn) is routinely prescribed with a muscle relaxant in order to address inflammation / pain component and the spasm/pain component of a sprain/strain. Local cool compresses (if acute) or warm compresses (if >3-5 days present), can give additive benefit. ...Read more

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Do I need wear arm sling if have rotator cuff injury and shoulder strain? Is safe take ibuprofen or Aleve (naproxen) with diclofenac 75mg?

Do I need wear arm sling if have rotator cuff injury and shoulder strain? Is safe take ibuprofen or Aleve (naproxen) with diclofenac 75mg?

Ask the Dr: The Dr who diagnosed the injury is the best to ask for recommendations specific to your case - but it's worth trying the sling to see if the protection it provides reduces your pain. The medications you mention do not have reports of problems in combo, so just use as directed and notice anything you don't like. I hope you heal well. See Dr if worsens or lasts too long (weeks). ...Read more

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Can I take naproxen and ibuprofin at the same time?

Can I take naproxen and ibuprofin at the same time?

No: Both these medications are nsaids and should not be taken together. You could risk kidney damage. They can also cause stomach lining problems, gastritis. ...Read more

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Naproxen same as advil (ibuprofen)?

Naproxen same as advil (ibuprofen)?

Yes: Naproxen is the generic name for the drug found in aleve (naproxen). Advil and Motrin are forms of ibuprofen. Both drugs are non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and should not be used together. ...Read more

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Can you take naproxen and ibuprofen together?

No: Neither metaphors nor nsaids should be mixed. Mixing results in double the toxicity but no significant benefit (if full doses of one are used alone). ...Read more

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Can I alternate between naproxen and ibuprofen?

Can I alternate between naproxen and ibuprofen?

Technically yes: The bigger question is why would you want to do it? It serves no purpose and it is better therapeutically to stick with one of them. ...Read more

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Can you alternate ibuprofen and aleve (naproxen)?

Can you alternate ibuprofen and aleve (naproxen)?

Not advisable: These agents work best by establishing and maintaining a therapeutic blood level. Starting and stopping prevents this effective level. ...Read more

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Can I take Advil (ibuprofen) and naproxen together?

Can I take Advil (ibuprofen) and naproxen together?

Yes, you can: Taking both at once should be OK, but taking too many NSAID's, every day for several weeks or months can cause damage. Always talk to your doctor before combining medications. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take ibuprofen with aleve (naproxen)?

Absolutely not: Mixing different nsaids significantly increases the risk of side effects. Pick one. ...Read more

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Can I take ibuprofen within 4 hours of taking 500mg naproxen?

Can I take ibuprofen within 4 hours of taking 500mg naproxen?

No: You took a high dose of naproxen, so have to wait 12 hours for another nsaid. You can take tylenol (acetaminophen) if still having pain and/or use local cold / hot compresses to relieve discomfort. ...Read more

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Can I take ibuprofen 4 hours after I taking aleve (naproxen)?

Yes: Yes, but just make sure you take it on a full stomach. Also, don't make it a regular occurrence. ...Read more

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Can I take 1 Aleve (naproxen) and two ibuprofen at the same time?

Can I take 1 Aleve (naproxen) and two ibuprofen at the same time?

No: Combining nsaids should be avoided because of the increased risk of serious side effects. ...Read more

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Can I take 2 ibuprofen 12 hours after I've taken an Aleve (naproxen)?

Can I take 2 ibuprofen 12 hours after I've taken an Aleve (naproxen)?

Bad idea: Do not mix NSAIDS: use either Aleve (naproxen) or Advil- not both: taking a double dose of NSAIDS can lead to gastric irritation/bleeding. If you have inadvertently taken both, wait 8 hrs and flood yourself with 8-10 glasses of water. ...Read more

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I've taken ibuprofen and it has not help. Can I take a 550mg naproxen?

I've taken ibuprofen and it has not help. Can I take a 550mg naproxen?

NSAID: I would not immediately take the naproxen. Two NSAID's together increases your risk. I would wait at least 4-6 hours. ...Read more

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My husband took 2 ibuprofen and 1 Naprosyn (naproxen).. Should I be concerned?

My husband took 2 ibuprofen and 1 Naprosyn (naproxen).. Should I be concerned?

NSAID: He has taken too much NSAID. I would be concerned if he has heartburn, bleeding from stomach, nausea etc... I would just watch and see how he does ...Read more

Naproxen (Definition)

Naproxen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. It inhibits cyclooxygenase thus reducing ...Read more